Fictional Librarians | Beamer Books


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Emily Temple, managing editor of the Literary Hub, has ranked the best 50 fictional librarians.

Number 50 on the list is the alternative Mary Hatch (not Bailey) from Frank Capra’s It’s a Wonderful Life. (A terrible role model. And a terrible reflection of the real Mary.)

Number one is Rupert Gile from Buffy the Vampire Slayer.

Smell is the most powerful trigger to the memory there is. A certain flower, or a-a whiff of smoke can bring up experiences long forgotten. Books smell musty and-and-and rich. The knowledge gained from a computer is a . . . it, uh, it has no-no texture, no-no context. It’s-it’s there and then it’s gone. If it’s to last, then-then the getting of knowledge should be, uh, tangible. It should be, um, smelly.

48 more librarians in the article, including Conan, the Librarian(?).

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